For nostalgics there are only a few minutes in the first chapter of Obi-Wan Kenobithe series of starwars na Disney+ premiered today, Friday, May 27, to advance the schedule of its first two episodes. Because there is a racconto, where Ewan McGregor appears very young, and with him, many emblematic characters of the second trilogy (that is, the stages 1, II Y III of the legend created by george lucas).
And then we jump into the present, which is in between movies Revenge of the Sith and the starwars original.
Are there stormtroopers? There are stormtroopers. Are there Siths? There is the Sith. Is it Luke, Darth Vader?
Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, “older and more bruised,” a character tells him. Lucasfilm/Disney photos
For now, the series will begin ten years after the end of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005). And a lot has changed in that decade: we know that the Jedi Order was destroyed by Order 66. Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader, and as the Sith Lord he created the Inquisitors, many of whom the Jedi turned away.
And where is Kenobi?
Kenobi remained low profile, until he dug out his lightsaber.
Obi -Wan Kenobi, who has made so many promises and seems to have fulfilled few – to Padmé (Natalie Portman), to Qui -Gon (Liam Neeson) – is fishing for a kind of bearded whale. He was another worker, receiving half salary, obedient, quiet.
Is it a Jedi?
Just so, Obi-Wan decided to be low profile. It’s hidden on Tatooine – Tatooine always was, is and will be there, in the hearts of fans of starwars-, caring for, or observing and observing from afar Luke Skywalker, a 10-year-old boy, who lives on a farm in the middle of the desert, with Owen (Joel Edgerton).
An Inquisitor and the stormtroopers: lots of neon and dropper action.
Within some of the action scenes seen in the first two chapters -they lasted 55 and 41 minutes-, the armed and worse than the script of the ghost threat is an Inquisitor, Reva or the Third Sister (Moses Ingram), who is obsessed with finding Kenobi. It looks like he has something pending.
There is nothing complicated in Obi-Wan Kenobi, either in the series or in the character. And when we started to get restless in the armchair in the living room -because of the bad memories of the second trilogy, which in terms of consecutive time happened before the first. starwars released in theaters, yes, they’ve done a lot of damage to fans-, the first chapter ends.
The Grand Inquisitor, who was in Kenobi’s path.
It’s not the idea to break too much, but skip this verse if you want to come without knowing anything to see the first episode: Princess Leia, who is also obviously 10 years old, is more of a hero than Luke, they kidnapped him. as bait to catch Kenobi, whom he goes to call Bail Organa, the senator “father” of Leia (Jimmy Smits), who demands “one last battle”.
Obi-Wan appears on Tatooine, watching-from afar-young Luke Skywalker.
Obi-Wan is, as one character told him, “quite old and bruised.” For him, “the war is over. And we lost … The age of the Jedi is over.”
Let them tell him that no, because -not in too much action-, the second stage will see him more active. For something he unearthed his lightsaber.
Comparison of Obi-Wan Kenobi included The Mandalorian Y stupid book fett they are as logical as they are indispensable. They are the three series that originated in the universe of starwarsand yes The Mandalorian It captured the hearts of fans, in its short but powerful stages, and in the relationship of the protagonist and Grogu, Baby Yoda, the latter did not have the same effect. Y Obi-Wan Kenobi seems to be spelling out a path that is too calm for us accustomed Jedi lovers.
Reva or the third sister (Moses Ingram), a Jedi hunter … as well as the Blade Runners.
The problem is the script is more of a camera setup by director Deborah Chow (who directed two episodes of The Mandalorian). Nothing much is happening, and things are predictable. OK, we’re just bombarded with multiverses and narrative complexities and this series, as stated in its first episodes, is simpler, more basic and understandable even for the youngest viewers.
What is missing in a more charismatic villain? Let’s wait until Wednesday when, weekly, the remaining four episodes will air, and then we’ll see.